BRICK AND GARDEN
A BOUTIQUE REAL ESTATE FIRM
Complete Real Estate Services in
the Greater Raleigh, NC Area.
About Brick and Garden Real Estate
However, the real estate business is unlike any other. Larger firms, burdened with greater overhead and out-dated business models, suffer from increased costs and decreased effectiveness.
It helps to understand the residential real estate business model. The typical listing commission is split four ways. First, the commission is split between the list side and selling (buyers) side of the transaction. Then, each side splits their portion of the commission again, between the firm and the agent (Most agents are independent contractors). A large firm must keep a greater percentage of their side in order to pay their expenses. This is why large, traditional firms are the least likely to offer reasonable pricing - often enforcing minimum fees on their non-broker and "provisional" broker agents. Further, since the agents earn less, agent-quality and customer service suffer. This, just as today's transaction complexity has increased the need for top tier agents and high-level client service. So, in real estate, bigger simply means more expense and less service.
Enter Brick and Garden Real Estate. Our efficient, broker-only model offers highly skilled & educated agents, unparalleled client support, and competitive, agent-driven pricing. Our business model supports today's information-oriented, hyper-competitive environment. In fact, we have structured our entire firm to attract the very best agents and provide them with the incentive to support high-level client service. Our goal is to be responsive without being pushy: Crass-free real estate. To borrow a phrase, Better agents, better real estate. In an industry increasingly filled with noise, put a serious, substantive, professional firm to work for you. For an investment as vital as your home, why trust anything less?
For a more comprehensive discussion of the real estate business, our firm, and what makes us different, see our More About Us Page.
We strive to make our website crisp, informational, and useful. Hopefully, no one will ever find our site loud, cluttered, or well, cutesy. Whether you are buying or selling a primary residence, a second home, or an income property, real estate is a substantial investment and we take it quite seriously. That is, we approach this business with the thoughtful sobriety it deserves and demands. As a client or potential client, you should expect no less. As John Sculley once famously observed, we are NOT selling sugar water!
Further, we designed our website to help you. Sure we use it to market ourselves and our properties, but we built it primarily to serve as a tool for our clients and future clients. With that in mind, we never require that you provide any information in order to use our site. We will not offer you "Free Reports" in order to capture your name, address, and phone number - if we have a report, we will post it online, or simply provide a link. Want to search the Triangle's Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Go right ahead: We do not require any information and we will not extort a "Do Not Call" exemption from you. You are in complete control of how and when to share your personal information with us.
Brick & Garden Real Estate - Post Office Box 3882, Cary, NC 27519
Phone: 919.342.5911 Fax: 919.882.1055